Saturday, April 2, 2011

Beware of Bossy E...


Bossy e was our class visitor the past couple of weeks!  He came strutting into the room with his backwards cap, bossing around all the vowels...and KICKING them in the pants to make them say their own names!  Oh no!  What a bully!   I don't know why I started this whole "kicking vowels in the pants" business, but it sticks with the kids, and they think its pretty hilarious.  I just hope their 2nd grade teachers understand when they ask one of my students if they know the CVCe rule, and the kids say, "The e kicks the vowel in the pants!" Ha!  Anyway, it has been fun reading words with bossy e, and I created a little mini packet (my first Teachers Pay Teachers venture) available for f-r-e-e if you'd like to download it!  It comes with a silly story about Bossy e, a printable for creating a wanted poster, and a set of flash cards that have a real photo of bossy e on each!


We used the bossy e flash cards during guided reading, and sorted the bossy e words by vowel sounds.

**Update!  I just uploaded a precious, new and improved version of Bowling for Facts to TpT!  It comes with 10 game mats if you are interested in having a fun little addition math game!**


19 comments:

Valerie said...

Looks really cute! Thank you!

sailingintofirstgrade said...

Sarah,
This is super cute! Thanks for sharing! ~Kim

Ashley said...

This is such a great way to get the kids to remember the rule about bossy "e". I am a first grade teacher in VA and am loving your site! :)

Anonymous said...

Great idea!! I have always taught it by saying the "e" is a "Magic e" because it makes the vowels say their own name!

S. Parker said...

Nancy Fetzer, a reading specialist, has a similar tale about Bossy E. He yells so much at the vowels, he looses his voice and the vowels say their names.
I'm excited to use this with my kids. Thanks for making it FREE!

JenniferL said...

Very cute!

Mrs. Saoud said...

I am now your follower on TPT! Thanks.

Cheryl

Fern Smith said...

I teach 3rd, I would love just the fact that my kids came to me already knowing the CVCe ~ no matter what they called it! I have downloaded it from TPT, much, much, much success...I just got my first deposit from the 1st quarter & I did the happy dance at 6 am!
~Fern
Fern Smith’s Classroom Ideas!

laners88182 said...

I love this :) we do magic e and the kids love it.

Plants seeds of knowledge...for our future! said...

LOL, I teach my kiddos Sneaky E sneaks up on the vowel and pinches the vowel. The vowel says his name! Pretty much the same concept as kicking in the pants. It does work though! Too bad we have to make that E such a bad guy though!
Jenea
www.seedsofnoledge.blogspot.com

Miss Miller said...

I LOVE your ideas! Thanks for inspiring me to make my own blog. Follow if you want :)

http://missmillersfirsties.blogspot.com/

Kristin Young said...

Bah ha!!! This literally made me laugh out loud. I've only ever explained to my kids that the e is silent and makes the vowels say their names. No wonder they never got it...they will now, I'm sure! Thanks for sharing and idea AND a laugh. :)

Rachelle said...

Love it girl! Thanks so much!
-Rachelle
whattheteacherwants.blogspot.com

Nicole said...

Thanks so much for sharing this! I taught it to a couple of my reading groups today, and they absolutely loved it!

motslm said...

I am a homeschooling mom. My boys are 6 and 3. My 6-year-old has been having trouble with the silent E. I found this last night and read the story today and my boys LOVED this! Even my 3-year-old got it! I didn't expect that!
Thanks for sharing!

We'll be doing the I fries next!

Traci said...

Sara, I just found it. I have always told my first graders that the e is so bossy - it reaches across one sound and bonks the vowels on their head telling them to "say their own name!" ... kicking...bonking....LOL such a violent little e.

Thanks for sharing!

Traci
Dragonflies in First

missjordanabc said...

Thank you very much for sharing your Bossy E silly story! We created a class book and acted out the story. We had a great time and the kiddos said it was the best day! Thanks again :) So glad I found your blog!

Lory said...

Sarah,
We loved your bossy e story and activity. THanks so much for sharing your talents!!
Lory

Lory's Page

Anonymous said...

Hi, I really love the bossy e activity. I would like to download it but I am not sure how? If you could please let me know how, that would be great.

Thank you.

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